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Dawn Masterpiece China by Franciscan

Franciscan Dawn was part of the Encanto Masterpiece Fine China collection. The Encanto advertisement from 1955 pictured above describes the collection:

You've never seen china so beautiful — you've never seen china so durable — as Encanto in Franciscan fine china. Superb craftsmanship — achieved by no other potters — fuses Franciscan's strong, pearl-toned, china-body with china of subtle nature colors, then encircles them with gleaming platinum, Encanto is a luxury to own — economy to buy. It sturdily resists the hazards of use and will be your delight and pride — morning ... noon ... night - through years to come.

The Franciscan Encanto Masterpiece line also included Birchbark, Encanto, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Spruce, Teak, Twilight, and Willow. There was also a decorated version called Encanto Rose.

Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China was produced from 1954 to 1981. The platinum trim on this pattern means that it is not safe for use in the microwave. If you need replacement or additional pieces for your collection of Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China, monitor this page on a weekly basis for new listings. If you are in a hurry, here's what's available right now for immediate purchase:

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Look for Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China at eBay Auctions

Picture Product Bids Price Time Left
eBay image Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 Bread Plates & Cup & Saucer 0 $39.99 2h 55m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 BIN $45.99 2d 5h 22m
eBay image FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2" TALL CUP U.S.A. BIN $16.00 7d 4h 58m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn Lot of 3 Cup & Saucer Sets + 1 Bread & Butter Plate BIN $39.99 7d 23h 21m
eBay image Franciscan China 6 inch DAWN Set of 2 Saucers Gladding McBean USA BIN $17.50 9d 18h 27m
eBay image Franciscan China 4 inch Rim DAWN Aqua Platinum Set of 2 Cups Gladding McBean USA BIN $17.50 9d 18h 30m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 BIN $27.99 9d 21h 1m
eBay image Franciscan China Dawn Pattern Cup & Saucer Set BIN $4.99 11d 20h 8m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Dinner Plate BIN $3.50 11d 21h 58m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Salad Plate BIN $3.50 11d 22h 1m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Cup and Saucer Excellent BIN $4.45 11d 22h 2m
eBay image Tiffin / Franciscan - Dawn & Swag Variant - Iced Tea Glass BIN $10.95 16d 21h 9m
eBay image FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. BIN $8.00 17d 23h 35m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 BIN $10.99 18d 18h 12m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Dinner Plate 136051 BIN $29.99 18d 21h 1m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 BIN $16.99 18d 21h 1m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Creamer Excellent BIN $24.95 21d 22h 47m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Sugar Excellent BIN $24.95 21d 22h 47m
eBay image Franciscan Dawn: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent BIN $34.95 21d 22h 49m
eBay image Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Iced Tea Glass Pre-Owned BIN $12.50 21d 23h 41m
eBay image Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Juice Glass 5" Pre-Owned BIN $20.00 21d 23h 48m
eBay image Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Luncheon Plate 8 1/8" Pre-Owned BIN $40.00 22d 2m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION BIN $28.88 23d 17h 46m
eBay image Franciscan DAWN Gravy Boat 136068 BIN $103.95 25d 16h 39m
eBay image Vintage Franciscan China Gladding McBean Dawn 5 PIECE PLACE SETTING BIN $39.99 26d 4h 59m

If the item you are looking for is not listed, then bookmark this page and check back each week!
Eventually, your item should show up for sale.

When it comes to finding Franciscan Ware that is difficult to find in stores near you, one of your best resources for acquiring the items you want is eBay, where there are a lot of wonderful finds still in the original boxes. We all receive those odd items as gifts that we have no need for and never use. Yet, one person's junk could be exactly the treasure you want. Franciscan


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